Cashmere Crypt

Building a New Wardrobe From Scratch

  • last updated: 02/21/2024

handmade & thriving

Historically, I have relied mostly on fast fashion to grow my wardrobe. This year, however, I have taken an interest into learning to sew my own clothes.

I am passionate about sustainability in fashion, which has led me down several rabbit holes including capsule wardrobes and eco-friendly brands.

The more I sew, the more I realize how little I knew about where clothes came from. It's embarrasing to think that I've spent all these years obsessing over garments, yet I never thought twice about the (overworked and underpaid) hands that touched the fabric before me.

In addition to moral concerns, sewing can be a beautiful creative outlet. I often complain about how certain garments don't fit me properly, or how they are boring or uncomfortable. These problems can easily be solved by customizing one's clothing to one's own body and taste. Following your own creative process, you can have a deeper connection to your garments than just buying something made for the masses.

While I will still own a mixture of secondhand, new, and handmade pieces, I want to focus more on handmaking my wardrobe moving forward. I'm excited to continue to share my progress as I learn and grow!

my wardrobe plan

  1. ✓ Buy comfy, soft undergarments (petticoat, bloomers, legwear)
  2. ✓ Aquire a full coord (skirt, shoes, headwear, blouse)
  3. ✓ Focus on cutsews, cardigans, accessories, and legwear to mix/match for more coordinates
  4. Invest in Sew more main pieces that match my wardrobe

updates

₊⊹ Apr 11

Update skilltree

₊⊹ Apr 9

Add skilltree

₊⊹ Apr 2

Gut site layout & add diary ;)

₊⊹ Apr 1

Update site layout & reorganize pages

₊⊹ Mar 28

Update wardrobe.

₊⊹ Mar 27

Update colors & styles across site. Update wishlist.

₊⊹ Mar 12

Add a new handmade collection to the EGL Fashion page.

₊⊹ Mar 6

Another new piece for my art gallery!

₊⊹ Mar 5

New piece added to the gallery.

₊⊹ Feb 29

Add photos to 100 Lolita Questions.

₊⊹ Feb 28

Plant 100 Lolita Questions in my garden.

₊⊹ Feb 21

Update wardrobe plan.

₊⊹ Jan 30

Update wardrobe.

₊⊹ Jan 21

Migrate posts from my old website to my digital garden

₊⊹ Jan 19

Convert blog section to a digital garden. I want this site to grow along with me.

₊⊹ Jan 18

Add egl fashion section with a wardrobe and wishlist feature.

₊⊹ Jan 14

Add links and a button that I designed for my site.

₊⊹ Jan 8

Add blog section and first blog post. Make layout mobile friendly. Add art gallery.

₊⊹ Jan 4

Create the basic layout for Cashmere Crypt.

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